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The world’s greatest challenges don’t always have simple answers. Going beyond the surface is critical when it comes to solving global problems. Our experts know how important it is to look back at history and consider the big picture if we want to find solutions that work. 

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From Land Degradation to Land Restoration

Combating desertification, land degradation, and droughts can win socio-economic benefits for people in drylands and reduce climate change impacts.
Deep Dive January 11, 2022

Sustainable Food Systems in Canada

IISD undertook a scoping exercise to hear from our staff, civil society, and policy partners about what they see as some of the biggest challenges in charting a path to sustainable food systems in Canada.
Deep Dive December 16, 2021

The Paris Agreement’s New Article 6 Rules

The COP 26 climate negotiations in Glasgow led to the highly-anticipated conclusion of rules aimed to help put into practice the Paris Agreement's Article 6. What do these new rules mean and what can we learn from the past?
Deep Dive December 13, 2021

The Incremental Approach to Governing Mercury

Years of activism over mercury poisoning led to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a landmark treaty on environment and health. Going forward, what work still remains and what can we learn?
Deep Dive November 1, 2021

How to Advance Sustainable Mining

Regulation of mining activities depends mainly on national frameworks and policies, but implementing good plans and practices remains problematic.
Deep Dive October 18, 2021

The Paradox of Pledging: Is more flexibility enough?

With just weeks remaining until the UN climate talks in Glasgow and countries facing calls to show greater ambition, it's time to look at what we have learned from "bottom-up" approaches to environmental governance.
Deep Dive October 15, 2021